Grenfell Inquiry: Terms of Reference announced >

The Terms of Reference into the Grenfell Inquiry were published yesterday to a mixed reaction. It is broader than expected in some senses in that it will look at the emergency and the Government/Council’s response to the disaster, but to the disappointment of others it will not look at the policy and politics surrounding social housing and the level of investment in recent years.

Posted on 16 Aug 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Government outlines plans for new UK data protection law >

Charities and businesses will be aware that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to become UK law from 25 May next year. The regulation has “direct effect” meaning that it is binding in the UK and does not need implementing legislation (such as a new Act of Parliament).

Posted on 08 Aug 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

BWB Briefing for Charities and Social Enterprises | 18 July 2017 >

In this week's Briefing: the Charity Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts, as well as a case reports containing key issues dealt with in the run-up to the General Election; the Charity Givernance Code has been launched; Civil Society Futures has issued a call for evidence; and the Law Commission has begun a consultation on overhauling the law relating to wills. 

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

Gift Aid - Money without fear >

Gift Aid is one of the most generous fundraising tools available. Despiste the benefits, why is Gift Aid only being paid on around 40% of qualifying donations and what can be done to improve this? Bill Lewis and Barry Gower explain. 

Posted on 13 Jul 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >